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    Pillsbury Cyber Leader Jumps To Crowell & Moring

    Crowell & Moring announced on Tuesday the hiring of a cybersecurity lead at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as a partner overseeing the firm's digital law practice in Europe.

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    DocuSign Cuts 6% Of Workforce But Vows To Stay Public

    DocuSign is laying off 6% of its staff for its third round of workforce reductions in the past three years, the electronic signature and contract software company announced Tuesday.

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    ABA Passes Historic Law School Free Speech Proposal

    The American Bar Association's policymaking body on Monday adopted a proposal to require ABA-approved law schools to have free speech policies, the first resolution of its kind, along with a slate of other new regulations.

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    Women Say Events Like Legalweek Marred By Harassment

    A group of women who attended ALM's Legalweek conference last week have alleged that they experienced sexual harassment and assault while at a conference, leading more women to share that they have had similar experiences at other legal events.

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    Hack Disrupts Pa. Courts A Week After Ga. Cyberattack

    A cyberattack Sunday night on the Pennsylvania court system's website has disrupted several public-facing services Monday, nearly a week after a similar incident tied up online systems in Fulton County, Georgia.

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    Freshfields Hires Ex-Deutsche Bank Innovation Officer

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP announced on Monday the hiring of the former chief innovation officer of Deutsche Bank to serve in the same position at the U.K.-based firm, effective at the beginning of April.

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    Rape Questions Could Be Next Focus Of Bar App Reforms

    New Jersey will change its character and fitness questionnaire to ask less invasive questions of sexual assault survivors, after a Law360 inquiry about the form. With nearly every state asking would-be lawyers questions that could dredge up sexual traumas, some attorneys are calling for other states to follow New Jersey's lead.

  • Legal Analytics Users More Ready For Gen AI Than Nonusers

    As legal professionals prepare for the arrival of generative artificial intelligence, it appears that those using legal analytics may have a head start, the results of a new survey showed on Monday.

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    Pinsent Masons Hires Ex-McCarthy Stone CTO

    Pinsent Masons LLP, which lost its chief technology officer last fall, announced the hiring of a former executive at retirement property development company McCarthy Stone as its latest tech lead.

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    Arbitration Experts Test Generative AI Tools Amid Skepticism

    Generative artificial intelligence's rise has gradually progressed within the legal sector in the past year, extending its potential influence to arbitration and dispute resolution.

  • Clio Founder Launches Legal Citation Software Co.

    Jack Newton, founder and chief executive of legal tech giant Clio, shared a LinkedIn post on Friday announcing that he had launched a transcript management and citation software company called LexSelect.

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    6 Key Votes To Watch At The ABA Midyear Meeting

    The American Bar Association's policymaking body is expected to consider 31 proposals at its semiannual meeting Monday, including a resolution urging all legal employers to continue diversifying their workforces.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: Appara, Hukumonline

    A new head of sales and a new investment lead this roundup of recent legal technology news.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    BigLaw began February with a slew of appointments as the industry continued to respond to shifting trends in the legal landscape this week. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Proskauer Strikes Deal Ending Secrets Suit With Ex-Exec

    A New York federal judge on Friday dismissed a suit Proskauer Rose LLP filed against its former chief operating officer accusing him of stealing firm trade secrets, after the parties told the court a confidential agreement was reached to resolve the case.

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    Atty Obligations And Standing Orders: Judges Deliberate AI

    Legal practitioners must still follow key ethical obligations as generative technology is used in litigation and blunders related to ChatGPT capture headlines, a panel of judges said Wednesday at the ALM Legalweek Conference.

  • Harbor Acquires Consulting Co. Pinnacle

    Legal expert services provider Harbor announced Thursday its acquisition of Pinnacle, a legal information technology and consulting company, which effectively expands its operations in the U.K. and Europe.

  • E-Discovery Startup Beagle Raises $3M In Seed Funding

    E-discovery startup Beagle has raised $3 million in seed funding, the company announced earlier this week, bringing its total financing to nearly $3.5 million.

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    How Attys Can Be Ethical When Using Gen AI In Litigation

    Current advances in generative AI have the potential to alter legal practice. Still, attorneys must follow ethical guidelines to minimize risk and ensure compliance when using this new technology in litigation, a panel of experts said Wednesday.

  • Taylor Wessing Launches Its Own Generative AI Tool

    Taylor Wessing LLP announced on Tuesday the launch of its own custom-designed generative artificial intelligence tool for use by legal and business services teams at the firm.

  • CLM Tools Add Generative AI While Tempering Expectations

    The legal industry should be excited about the prospects of adding generative artificial intelligence into contract lifecycle management, or CLM, while keeping expectations as realistic as possible, a panel of experts said Tuesday.

  • LawCatch Adds Legal Writer David Lat To Board Of Directors

    LawCatch Inc., the parent company of legal writing and editing tool BriefCatch, has added attorney turned legal writer David Lat to its board of directors, the company announced earlier this week.

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    Fisher Phillips Acquires Knowledge Management Co.

    International labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips has acquired knowledge management solutions company Blue Pencil Box, which offers tools to help employers navigate noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants, the firm said Wednesday.

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    Attys Identify Trust As Key Barrier To Generative AI Adoption

    The overwhelming majority of legal leaders who work for law firms and corporations don't trust generative artificial intelligence tools, and there's also a divide between the two groups on the use of this innovative technology, a new survey has found.

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    What Are The AI Possibilities For Mid-Law?

    As generative artificial intelligence develops and big firms cautiously try it out, industry observers say that Mid-Law firms are also experimenting with the technology and that it will likely prove useful for midsize, midmarket and regional firms as the tech matures.

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